World's Largest Wind Farm Churns in Texas

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World's Largest Wind Farm Churns in Texas

Post by Shirleypal » 10-05-2009 11:09 AM

October 02, 2009
The world's largest wind farm officially got up and running Thursday, with all 627 towering wind turbines churning out electricity across 100,000 acres of West Texas farmland.

The Roscoe Wind Complex, which began construction in 2007 and sprawls across four counties near Roscoe, is generating its full capacity of 781.5 megawatts, enough to power 230,000 homes, the German company E.ON Climate and Renewables North America said.

"This is truly sign milestone for us," said Patrick Woodson, the company's chief development officer. "In three years to be able to take this project from cotton fields to the biggest wind farm in the world is something we're very proud of.".

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Post by SquidInk » 10-30-2009 04:08 PM

Green shoots?
Chinese-Made Turbines to Fill U.S. Wind Farm

A Chinese wind-turbine company, with financing help from Beijing, has struck a deal to be the exclusive supplier to one of the largest wind-farm developments in the U.S., a sign of how Chinese firms are aggressively capitalizing on America's clean-energy push.

The 36,000-acre development in West Texas would receive
Chinese-Made Turbines to Fill U.S. Wind Farm

A Chinese wind-turbine company, with financing help from Beijing, has struck a deal to be the exclusive supplier to one of the largest wind-farm developments in the U.S., a sign of how Chinese firms are aggressively capitalizing on America's clean-energy push.

The 36,000-acre development in West Texas would receive $1.5 billion in financing through Export-Import Bank of China. Shenyang Power Group, a five-month-old alliance, would supply the project with 240 of its 2.5-megawatt wind turbines, among the biggest made in the world.
.5 billion in financing through Export-Import Bank of China. Shenyang Power Group, a five-month-old alliance, would supply the project with 240 of its 2.5-megawatt wind turbines, among the biggest made in the world.
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Post by Cherry Kelly » 10-30-2009 04:33 PM

While not as big - there is quite the wind farm going up in northwest Iowa and has been up and running for several years. AND it IS hooked into the grid, providing steady power. Cattle graze on the land under some of the big turbines, and farm crops grow under other areas.

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There has to be a certain amount of constant wind to keep them going. I lost the URL, but it can probably be found, to show the areas where other wind farms could be set up to provide energy.

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